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    From: Adams Papers | Diary and Autobiography of John Adams | Volume 2 | [1780]

    1[January 1780] (Adams Papers)
    Arrived at Villa Franca, Seven Leagues. The Road at first was very bad. Steep, sharp Pitches, ragged Rocks, &c. We then came into the Road of Leon, which is made seemingly out of a Rock. It was an excellent Road for a League and an half. We then came to a River, and travelled along the Banks of it for some Leagues. This Way was as bad as the other was good. Miry, rocky, up and down untill We...
    2[February 1780] (Adams Papers)
    Dined Yesterday, at the Hotel D’Angleterre, with Mr. Maccartey, Mr. Delap, Mr. Vernon, Mr. Bondfield, and my Company, at the Invitation of Sir Robert Finlay. Towards Evening Mr. Cabarras came in with the News of a Blow struck by Rodney upon the Spaniards, off Gibraltar. On Wednesday, the second of Feb. We took Post for Paris, and on Fryday the 4 arrived at Coué, where We lodged, but in the...
    1780 £ s d Feby. 13th. Joseph Stevens for three Month Wages. 30 Dolls. 150: 0: 0 15th. John Thaxter for thirty Louis D’Ors on Account 720: 0: 0 15th. Joseph Stevens for Sundries bo’t 31: 4: 0
    4[July 1780] (Adams Papers)
    Setting off on a Journey, with my two Sons to Amsterdam. —Lodged at Compiegne. Fryday night, lodged at Valenciennes. Saturday arrived at Brussells.—This Road is through the finest Country, I have any where seen. The Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats, Peas, Beans and several other Grains, the Hemp, Flax, Grass, Clover, Lucerne, St. Foin, &c., the Pavements and Roads are good. The Rows of Trees, on each...
    Mr. John de Neufville, et Fils. Le Chr. de Luxembourg. Le Chr. de Launay. Cs. Van der Oudermeulen M. Grand. M. Fizeaux. G. H. Matthes. Henry du Bois. Hodshon Mr. Jean Luzac, Avocat, Leide. Nicholas and Jacob Van Staphorst. Mr. Vinman. Mr. John Gabriel Tegelaer, by the new Market. Mr. Daniel Crommelin and Sons. This undated list appears on the last page but one of D/JA/31, separated from the...
    6[August 1780] (Adams Papers)
    Lodged at the Mareschall De Turenne. Dined with Mr. Dubblemets. Went to see the Statue of Erasmus, the Exchange, the Churches &c. Mr. Dubblemets sent his Coach in the Evening and one of his Clerks. We rode, round the Environs of the Town, then to his Country Seat, where We supped.—The Meadows are very fine, the Horses and Cattle large. The Intermixture of Houses, Trees, Ships, and Canals...
    H. Grotius, de Jure Belli ac Pacis. C. van Bynkershoek G. Noodt Opera Apologeticus eorum qui Hollandiae praefuerunt ab H. Grotio Considerations sur 1’Etude de la Jurisprudence par M. Perrenot. Janiçon Republik der Vereenigde Nederlanden Ploos Van Amstel, the first Lawyer of Holland. Mr. Calkoen the next. Heerens Gragt, pres Vissel Straat. Burgomaester Hooft. Q. A Society or Academy for the...